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Art Deco Architecture

Art Deco architecture

Art Deco’s most enduring legacy is undoubtedly in the American architecture erected when the Art Deco movement was in its prime, spanning 1922-1939. Architecture, as an art form, brings aesthetic value to the public; since the majorities of erected buildings were public ones, such as skyscrapers, courthouse, schools, theatres and the like, Art Deco architecture […]

Types of Art Deco Architecture

Art Deco design

Stepping Type of Art Deco Architecture Art Deco architecture consists of three main types: zigzag, classic moderne and streamline modern. The first type to appear in America was zigzag (or stepping) and it is best understood when looking at the skyscrapers of the 1920s. Zigzag is used in Art Deco architecture to make qualities of […]

Art Deco Style

Art Deco style

A Brief Art Deco History “Art Deco style is reappearing because Americans need a vacation from their problems.” The City of Lights, 1925. Advertised as the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, the world’s most renowned, influential artists and designers converged together in Paris to share a vision of the future. This high […]

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